Green beans and potatoes with seven spices


This is a simple stir fry with green beans and potatoes, sautéed in oil, salt, and pepper.

In addition, the dish gave us a great occasion to try our newly acquired seven spices seasoning. The bottle is labeled nanami togarashi, but it’s also commonly known as shichimi togarashi. Apparently the name ambiguity comes from the two ways that the character “seven” can be pronounced. Perhaps I’ll understand better once I’m further into my Japanese lessons.

Anyway, the seven spices are:

  • chili pepper
  • orange peel (sometimes a different citrus is used)
  • black sesame seed
  • white sesame seed
  • sansho pepper
  • ginger
  • seaweed

It’s very spicy indeed.

We also added it to our miso soup with bean sprouts and mushrooms.

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